Download Pharmaceutical Care Issues of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: From Hospital to Community PDF

Download Pharmaceutical Care Issues of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: From Hospital to Community PDF
by Louise Grech (Editor), Alan Lau (Editor)

This book presents concise, comprehensive summaries of topics necessary to understand rheumatoid arthritis (RA) management, aligned with patient needs, as a reference suitable for practitioners and students of all levels. Special attention is paid to the innovative RhMAT (Rheumatoid Arthritis Medication Assessment Tool), in addition to descriptions of the pharmacological management of RA, pharmacoeconomic and pharmacovigilance considerations, the benefits of seamless care, and case presentations.
Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most common forms of inflammatory arthritis in the world, with a prevalence of 0.5 to 1%. While no cure has yet been established, modern biotechnology has enabled highly effective management, if treatment begins early. However, cost and side effects, such as immune suppression, continue to present barriers, and monitoring of patients is pivotal to safe and effective disease management.
Both hospital and community pharmacists are involved in RA patient management, and have responsibilities to this patient population.  Identifying pharmaceutical care issues and ensuring that the patients are managed in accordance to best evidence-based medicine are paramount. Best care is delivered when pharmacists effectively communicate with each other, the prescribers and the multidisciplinary team members involved in the care of the patient. This book aims to tackle the various aspects of the management of RA patients across all the settings.

There are various textbooks and literature available on rheumatoid arthritis and its pharmacotherapy. This book, edited by Louise Grech and Alan Lau, two pharmacists with a strong background of clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutical care incorporates the theoretical aspects of rheumatoid arthritis into the real-life scenario focusing on the clinical and pharmaceutical care aspects of rheumatoid arthritis patients. 
This book is mainly aimed at pharmacy students but can also be used as a reference by other healthcare professionals in contact with rheumatoid arthritis patients. 
It is a comprehensive guide introducing the readers to the very basic aspects of rheumatoid arthritis, helping them understand its clinical significance and impact of this disease on the patients’ activities of daily living. The clinical practical scenarios presented enable the readers to easily follow the text and allows the introduction of the concept of pharmaceutical care of rheumatoid arthritis extending to the community care setting. What is salutary is that it helps students to come to terms with the practical aspect of managing and caring for a rheumatoid arthritis patient. 
This book also places an emphasis on communication which is required by all the healthcare professionals who need to work together and with rheumatoid arthritis patients. This joint collaboration between authors from different settings emphasises the concept of joint care between clinicians and pharmacists, as this is surely the way to providing patients with the best quality of care service. 

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